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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 8th ANNUAL LMGI AWARDS – Netflix’s “Ratched” filmed in Monterey County included

LMGI Virtual Awards Ceremony “Celebrate the Where” Set for October 23, 2021 LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2021 – Nominees for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) Awards were announced today by LMGI President John Rakich/LMGI.  The awards honor the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from […]

MCFC Selects Eliette Singleton as $2,000 Film Student Scholarship Winner

The Monterey County Film Commission announced that Eliette Singleton, a Cinematic Arts and Technology major at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB), was named the 2021 winner of the $2,000 scholarship in the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.  She is originally from Playa del Rey. A $500 […]

MCFC elects two new members to Board of Directors

The nonprofit Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected two new members to serve three-year terms on its board. Annee Martin is partner/owner of Ami Carmel Boutique and Sanctuary Vacation Rentals.  She has nonprofit volunteering experience with the Monterey County Hospitality Association, and last year she founded Kindness Monterey, a pay-it-forward gift card […]

MCFC elects Brad Barbeau to Board of Directors

The nonprofit Monterey County Film Commission’s board of directors has elected Brad Barbeau to serve a three-year term as board director. Barbeau, a 22-year Salinas resident, is Professor of Entrepreneurship at California State University Monterey Bay’s College of Business.  He is also executive director of the CSUMB Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development (iiED).  As […]

MCFC Board of Directors elects new Board Member, Board Officers

The Monterey County Film Commission board of directors has elected Tanya Olson to its board of directors for a three-year term, and voted in new board officers for the next year. The officers are Gary Bolen, president; Julia Avery-Rudey, vice president, Sandi Austin, secretary; Jeff Clark, treasurer, and Garland Thompson as president emeritus. Olson is […]

Bixby Bridge — overnight closures cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE FULLY REOPENED  ALL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES CANCELLED MONTEREY COUNTY – Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge has been fully reopened and overnight closures previously scheduled to continue into next week have been cancelled. Highway 1 at the Bixby Bridge reopened today Friday July 23 at 6:30 am and will […]

Full Overnight Closure of Hwy. One at Bixby Bridge begin Monday July 12

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021  District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties Contact: Kevin Drabinski, 805-549-3138 or Jim Shivers, 805-549-3237 FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES OF HIGHWAY 1 AT BIXBY BRIDGE BEGINS MONDAY JULY 12 MONTEREY COUNTY – Maintenance work at the Bixby Bridge (PM 59.5) will result in full […]